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FOX
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
quote president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living president not going to the mandela funeral is george h.w. bush. he's 89 and is no longer able to travel long distances. >>> in south africa people are still gathering outside of nelson mandela's house in johannesburg. this is video shot earlier this morning. tomorrow, a public memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium that seats 95,000 people. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state in a government building in pretoria from wednesday through friday and then on sunday, nelson mandela will be buried in the remote village that he grew up in. >>> 7:16. today, south africa's
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. again, president obama is set to make remarks from the white house at 5:20. we will bring it to you as soon as it happens. our coverage continues right after this. >>> continuing to follow breaking news. the death of nelson mandela. here again, a live picture of the white house briefing room where president obama is set to make a statement. we'll bring it to you as soon as the president speaks. >>> earlier this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he announced the crusaders death at a somber press conference. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and together we will bid him farewell. he was suffering from lung problems since he contracted tuberculosis on robin island. recent months, he's been in and out of the hospital. his family wished he had been home and, in fact, that is where he spent his last dais. >> again, we are awaiting comments from the white house and president obama. we will bring you the president's comments, his statement as soon as he makes them. >>> meanwhile, big changes coming
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 8:30pm PST
mineral hill said this and seek an all white town specs business as us president barack obama who go to south africa for this fine nation ow. nice to know the sec offensive around the world of man canberra nationals puzzled be facing in the twenty fourteen world cup officials but the game's governing body have a chill in the tournament's host nation itself. a divided thirty two teams into eight groups. the top two teams from each pupil go through to the finals. resentments and won the cup five times. any group any on the creation of mexico and canada. spain defeated in the comments in the twenty ten final to be facing each other again in group b along with cheesy and australia. the play cars on the attempt to fly in the steam to see. the greens made it to the semifinals in twenty ten planning group d the cost to make a grand and he's having the evenings to get this fixed term cr until firm stand on insurance argentina has qualified for a nap and woke up to one amends. you know now the state had to cut the neck is playing for the first time getting to and maybe beyond and nigeria the jam
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 3:10am PST
colors of the flag of south africa which represent so much of that country. >> president obama, i'm sure, this is a speech that he, as you suggested, put a lot into, because he has said, it is hard to capture nelson mandela, because not only was he this figure we saw, this man with a smile and a giant of this nation but also the leadership qualities that he reflected in being able to come back and to forgive. and to reconcile and to build a nation. the evolution took place in him. >> we want to go to mark phillips who is about five miles away from this stadium where there is a huge overflow crowd of people that want to take part in this day. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. well, i'm in another stadium about five miles from the main one where the service is will be held. the whole intent here through this whole week of commemoration is one of making the celebration of nelson mandela's life accessible to people. it is a difficult place to get around the township surroundings of johannesburg. communications are not terribly well established. in order to accommodat
FOX News
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
day in the fun in the snow. >> and president obama joining heads of state in south africa and the president urging the world to take up the mig for fighting for justice and equality. >> true news for football fans. tail gating is banned in the next year's super bowl in new jersey. yoo why wouldn't i go to that game. unless you are comfortable grilling in the drefry society. only place you can eat is inside of the car. >> tail gating inside of your car? that's not going to work. >> i don't think so, either. good luck with that. >> well, volunteer four departments facing a big threat nationwide as a result of obama care rule. elizabeth mcmcdonald will explain to us. >> reporter: what is going on, fire houses in the country face possibly having to get health insurancine though they are volunteers. in fact three- quarters of all fire houses and firemen are volunteer fire fights. if they work 30 or more hours a week under the law, they have to get health insurance or pay the mandate tax. we are hearing that the fire chief sent a letter to the irs saying that the firefighters should be
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
heroes. i think it is fair to say that president obama is a hero to many of the south africans. they see in him something like some of what nelson mandela was like. a nation as large and powerful as the united states is. they see that in president obama. >> president obama is shaking many of these world leaders and dignitaries and shaking the hand of raul castro and others. >> on sunday, when we were at the kennedy center, i saw some who wrote the biography, mandela's way. and you can watch streaming video of mandela's memorial service on cbs news.com. that's the cbs news for this tuesday, i'm ann marie green. have a great day. arrived and president zuma, president of the country, was booed. that's a very interesting dynamic. >> this is a famous gospel song, and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4-- here >>> good morning everyone, it's tuesday, december 10th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30 on your tuesday and lout the door and -- out with door with a little traffic and weather. let's get it going. >> we're back in the deep freeze again this morning. it ha
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
, the south africans have to be ready. >> reporter: president obama left washington today for south africa accompanied by george and laura bush and hillary clinton. presidents clinton and carter traveled separately. also converging on south africa, leaders from four continents, from britain's david cameron and braz brazil's dilma rousseff. and cuba's raul castro. the leaders will be behind bullet proof cast. the white house has confidence in the security arrangements including cancelling military leaves. >> you've got all the police, army deployed at the moment working together with the american and other secret services around the world. >> reporter: today the official program for the memorial was released listing family, friends, and foreign dignitaries including president obama as speakers. but while it's a reminder the world embraced south africa, it is south africans who claim him. >> we with wouldn't miss it for the world. >> reporter: martin yonkers and his wife are among the perhaps tens of thousands who will try to attend tomorrow's memorial. their gratitude to mandela root
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama. president first black of south africa and obama the first black president of the united states. given the timing to listen to storynterview, the human of nelson mandela? >> the event that they did here in los angeles to a bunch of high school students, they're using so much material from the film to teach the story of mandela, he told the story about an event which was on his behalf in the states with a bunch of celebrities in attendance. to the this story various actors saying, thank you for your films. one of the things that he would do with his years in prison, we would get together once a week and have a laugh watching various films. thankful -- thank you to you. that was one moment i remember recently from what weinstein had to say. >> the movie is sort of getting mixed reviews. you wonder if this is going to change anything. is notaid that this necessarily meant to be a story that has no rough edges. he obviously had his ups and downs and i wanted to show all of that. nelson mandela passing today at the age of 95. iq all for watching this edition of "bloomberg west." we w
KRON
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
there are other victims. >>> you are looking at the jnb stadium in south africa, the site of the memorial service for nelson mandela. dignitaries will be from all over the world. president obama has arrived in south africa. the service will begin at 1:00 a.m. we will have live coverage. it begins at 4:15 and the news begins at 4:00. >>> it is cold in the bay area, but other spots around the country have it worse. >>> a teenager is cleared for duty. will he be bake back? the field? >>> the hearing for asiana flight 214 next. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> developing tonight, new details on the asiana crash at sfo. there will be a 2-day hearing. pilots were relying on
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping the dignitaries -- of keeping the dignitaries safe. >> we believe that probably a billion people will be watching how south africa will perform. >> reporter: south africans of all races and religious backgrounds saying prayers for the man credited with uniting a country once bitterly divided. and the singing rang loud here in the bay area at san francisco's memorial yesterday. several showed up to joyfully honor the anti-apartheid leader. >> this is the beginning of a series of events planned all week in south africa. it kicked off with yesterday's national day of prayer for the leader. reporting live. kpix 5. >>> time is 6:10. the severe weather could p
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to honor the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader. he spent 27 years in jail in his fight against the partheid. >> we had the opportunity to come by and talk about what nelson mandela m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00am EST
. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> translation: we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day. anti-balaka christians killed more than 200. >> this is where many christiansar sheltering, close to
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preaching. can say withf you authority and confidence tha
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 2:35am EST
, dancing and waving flags in the streets of south africa. president obama mandela no locker belongs to us but the ages. his body has been removed but mourners are gathering outside to honor his memory. >> condolences are pouring in from people touched by the man who influenced nations. >> abc's karen travers has more about this icon's life and death. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. nelson mandela's health had been declining for some time but still south africans held on to hope. they and so many around the world are remembering his courage and strength. how he healed the nation and changed history. >> outside of the home where nelson mandela died, they sang in memory and in mourning. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long-dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this ear
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preaching. can say withf you authority and confidence that i have trav
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> president obama planning to lead the dell gration to south africa for a state funeral. >>> and today, we get an important reading on the health of the u.s. economy, as the government releases the monthly jobs report. one survey found private companies added 215,000 jobs last month, beating expectations. >> looking at today's weather. rainy in the northeast. icy from the great lakes into texas. below zero in the northern plains. it will be even normally toasty. l.a. will stay in the 50s. >>> finally this morning, a parting tribute to nelson mandela. >> the leader, the pioneer and one of the world's most influential icons remembered this morning across the globe from people of all walks of life. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands. >> it was tremendous. it was just tremendous. there was a lot of excitement. the electricity in the air. and he was truly one of the great, great heroes of our time. >> i just want to say, it's extremely sad and tragic news. we're reminded what an extraordinary and inspiri
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
, stay with us. lots ahead. >>> when president obama visited south africa, he brought his family to see the cell where nelson mandella had been imprisoned. because he had been so ill this year, president obama did not personally visit with him. in fact, this is interesting. the only time the two men apparently ever met in person was in 2005 in washington when mr. obama was just starting his career in the united states senate. the one visit started when mr. mandella's advisors told him while he was on a trip to washington. they too old him to take a time. and so senator obama got the call unexpectedly. he day verted course in washington and drove to mr. mandella's hotel room in washington. and that is where this picture was taken, which is the only picture of the two men ever taken. that's the only time they've brn photographed together. we'll be right back, more to come. >>> 30 days ago, my wife and i stepped on the soil of this united states once more we were received with overwhelming atrebts of friendship and solidarity. it is beyond any doubt that the organization came as a result o
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> president obama is expected to travel to south after rick why for the funeral. >> this is a scene just minutes ago in south africa. a crowd gathered outside of nelson mandel' home. some have put on the south african flag during this remembrance. >> the impact on his country cannot be overstated nor can the legacy he leaves behind for the world and bay area. >> dan, nelson mandela felt he had a true connection with san francisco and the bay area. and you're right.
CNBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
this hour. the breaking news is that president obama will be speaking on former south african president, nelson mandela's death. we will bring you that on the other side of this break. that's next. >> we are awaiting president obama to make a speech on the passing of former south african president, nelson mandela. john, what should we expect here? >> melissa, i think you can expect the president to speak with deep emotion about the passing of this leader and what it has meant to him and he recently took his daughters to africa and i believe they went to robben island to see the cell where nelson mandela was held. that was a moving moment for this and of course nelson mandela is watched throughout his lifetime as the struggle against apartheid reached fruition. when he was still in law school, he had been at robben island, president of south africa. all said they expect that the president will attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> global history for that matter of nelson mandela being the first black president of south africa and barack obama first black president of the united s
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
in 2005 when obama was a senator in illinois. the president travelled to south africa in june but he was too ill to meet with mandela. libby casey joins us now. >> gratitude and so much remembrance has come pouring in from all over washington. president obama recalled how as a young man he was first inspired to political action back in college by going to an anti apartheid rally. and he talked about the role model that mandela. the president yesterday remembered his words that nelson mandela said he wanted to see an ideal, a society where there was democracy and freedom for all. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal, and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and said he has gone home. and we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> remembrances also come in from past presidents. stephanie? >> and libby several members of congress also expressing their admiration for mandela. >> i don't think there's one member of congress we haven't hear
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
, ban ki-moon, taking the podium. only one meeting. president obama in south africa months ago as nelson mandela was ailing at home chose ton visit at that time. did go to robben island on that visit. brought his daughters to robben island, as well. kind of a pilgrimage for nelson mandela. ban ki-moon speaking on behalf of the united nations. of course the american presidents in the crowd, president obama, president bush, president carter among the more than 90 world leaders who have gathered in south africa this morning to celebrate the life of nelson mandela, part of a week-long remembrance and celebration of nelson mandela. spent so many years in prison, sacrificed so much for his country, and came out to be the first elected black president of his country and world leader to so many of his countrymen and so many around the world. >> it is that symbol of gratitude that i am here today. i hope -- [ indiscernible ] >> the song of celebration, a rainbow in our heart. >>graca machel, to winnie mandela, the family -- [ cheers ] and the mandela family, the people of south africa. lad
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
president obama to come to south africa to pay their respects. what are you seeing and feeling there in anticipation of all of these world leaders coming there? >> well, there most certainly is the sense of appreciation and pride that a south african leader like nelson mandela put this country into the spotlight, and that his passing away is causing this attention, these global leaders to come into the country itself. there's also a sense amongst people that perhaps this celebration, this aura of celebration is going to morph into a much more somber atmosphere, especially as we get closer and during the days when he is actually being buried, the day when of course that memorial for him is going to be taking place. this has really been a moment for so many that we've been speaking to, to really feel that sense of pride in the country that's prided their country gave birth to an individual to such a hero and icon. >> we'll check back with you, arwa damon on the scene. still to come much more on the impact of nelson mandela and his leg pi. rick stengel of "time" magazine will be my special
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
-- mandela. >> you did some reporting on president obama's south african trip, where president obama was very mindful of mr. mandela's health. remind the viewers of what president obama did when he went to south africa several months ago? >> well, again, i wasn't on that trip, but there was oncern, some talk even then. nelson mandela was in failing health at that time. that perhaps his visit to south africa could coincide with nelson mandela, his illness. he didn't go visit directly with nelson mandela at the time. their two lives, given their places in history, have intersected somewhat. we are waiting to hear what president obama says about nelson man tele. would not be surprised to have him appear on camera to discuss his legacy not only in south africa, but in the united states. there is a new movie out now about nelson mandela and his journey from an activist at the african national congress, to his imprisonment, his release and his rise to lead south africa, the incredible rise to lead south africa. no word exactly on what the president can say or when real hear something from pres
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
in south africa and beyond. john and diana? >> karen, mandela clear hero to president obama. will he be traveling to south africa for the memorial? >> no trip has been announced yet by the white house but it seems likely the president and possibly first lady would go over for the services when they happen over the next week or two. the president was so candid yesterday speaking about the influence that nelson mandela had in his life. he said he could not imagine living his life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> tell us more about president obama's last trip to south africa and when he first met mandela as a senator. >> reporter: president obama was in south africa in june. nelson mandela was very sick at that point. the white house said out of respect for him and his family they were not going to have the obamas go and meet him. instead, he took his wife and daughters to nelson mandela's cell on robben island. he said it was a privilege and honor to be there. the first and only time they met is right after president obama was elected senator in 2005. it was at a hote
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
companies joining forces to battle the nsa. >>> president obama is on his way to south africa. he is heading the u.s. delegation honoring nelson mandela. the president leaving on air force one just a few hours ago. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute centers set up around the country for nelson mandela. now this is a very ritzy mall. this is really the heart of high-end retail in the city of johannesburg, and it is in one of the richest distric
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
south african officials are now facing. >> in addition to the obamas, it's likely that most of the other living u.s. presidents will travel to south africa. dozens of other high-level dignitaries will also attend. the events are being likened to organizing a world cup, plus an inauguration and a coronation, all at the same time. >>> former president clinton was in office when nelson mandela took power. and their families became close. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. for whom abandoning bitterness was a way of life. >>> mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere of a new film about his life. >> they left immediately after getting the news. but they asked the film be played to the end. the audience was told that mandela had died as the closing credits rolled. prince william was one of those watching the film. >> sad and tragic news. we're reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. and my thoughts and prayers are with his family right now. >> british actor, idris elba, who pla
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
. president obama and other world leaders begin making their way to south africa as preparations gear up for the memorial of nelson mandela. >>> plus, more dead pilot whales in florida. the man who snoozed got trapped on a plane. and miley cyrus does the unthinkable to santa. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 9th. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. we start with weather for you. that massive winterer weather system moving east and the car pileup. nbc's leanne gregg has more on the deep freeze. >> reporter: snow and ice bearing down this morning in the northeast, part of a massive system affecting half the country. that same system sunday in wisconsin caused a deadly pileup in whiteout conditions and shut down interstate 94. >> to the best of my knowledge, there is probably in excess of seven semis and 30-plus vehicles. >> it was bad, like you could barely see on the road. >> reporter: ice made driving impossible in parts of kentucky. >> i can deal with snow all day long but when it comes to freezing rain i don't even want to touch it
CW
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
president obama reacts to t death of former south afric pr >>> this is kpix5 news on kbcw. >> lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> president obama reacts to the death of former south african president, nelson mandela. he died today at his home after a long illness. he was 95. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. the crowd is still outside nelson mandela's house. this video was taken a few minutes ago. people have been chanting, singing, and dancing all through the night. it has not stopped. it was mandela who transformed the country into what it is today. martin luther king, jr., had a dream. some say nelson mandela dreamed it. he became one of the greatest civil rights icons of the last 50 years and it cost him almost three decades of his life in a jail cell. vanita on the man who earned the admiration of millions. >> and one wonders what must be passing through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. >> after 27 years in prison, nelson mandela walked into freedom. again
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am EST
addition to the citizens of south africa dignitaries will attend. president obama will speak. he met nelson mandela at a washington d.c. hotel in 2005 when he was a senator. bill clinton, george w. bush and jimmy carter also part of delegation. >> david cameron, hamid karzai, steven harper. ban ki-moon, will people, and former general secretary kofi annan. prince charles is representing the throne. we'll have more from south africa with ali velshi who is on the ground. men american forces are being called on. chuck hagel is ordering the u.s. military to transport troops. 400 have been killed in fighting between christians and muslim groups. we go to the capital where the french troops are diffusing the crisis. looking like a muslim here can make you a target. the man dressed in white is surrounded by local christians. they say he's a seleka general. they want to kill him. he says he's a local businessman. the french intervene ordering people to move away. they arrest a muslim man taking him away. in another suburb of the city a man is carried to safety. he's been stabbed. locals accu
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there's a major memorial at the national cathedral here at washington on wednesday for this foreign leader held in high esteem by so many americans. >> thank you. >>> late this afternoon the san francisco mayor invited the entire bay area to pay its respects to mandela as well. the mayor has been asked to chair that event. flags on all city grounds will be flown at half staff until sunset on december 18th. there was skirmishes with police. mandela visited the oakland coliseum back in 199 -- >> when he was released and came to oakland for the coliseum, it was so thrilling that we had a rule not only in his release, but in the change to freedom and democracy in south africa. >> during his visit, he called on those to vote, to divest from south africa apartheid. >>> they held a moment of silence before this morning's opening bell. mandela visited the stock exchange back in 2002. go to nbc bay area news and click best mandela tributes. >>> you probably made some money toda
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
. sandwiches, salads and more. >>> when president obama visited south africa this past summer, he brought his family to robin island to see the cell where nelson mandela had been imprisoned by the apartheid regime for so many years. because mr. mandela had been so ill this year, president obama did not personally visit with him while he was on that trip to south africa. in fact, this is interesting. the only time the two men apparently ever met in person was in 2005 in washington, when mr. obama was just starting his career in the united states senate. "the new york times" reports that the one visit started when mr. mandela's advisers told him, while he was on a trip to washington, that while he was there, he ought to take a little bit of time to try to meet this rising star young senator who had given such a great speech at the democratic national convention the year before. and so senator obama got the call, unexpectedly. he was on his way to meeting on a totally different subject at the time, but he diverted course in washington and drove to mr. mandela's hotel room in washingt
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hold his moral compass. >> it falls to us as best we can to form the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future worthy of his sacrifice. >> president obama will travel to south africa for services for mandela and is expected to be one of many world leaders asked to eulogize the political prisoner who became president. >> colin powell witnessed an historic moment when mandela was sworn in. mandela's leadership that day set his country on a path to unity and inspired
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
visit in south africa by first lady, michelle obama, who brought along first daughters, malia and sasha. >> admired aroun world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi racial future and re-enteredhe family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. we are happy to be joined here in the studio tonight by nelson mandela's biographer. a veteran journalist, former editor of "time" magazine during his time chronicling the life of nelson mandela for one book actually lived with him, wrote about "mandela's way." in fact, mandela is godfather to your oldest son, rick. my favorite quote, to start off this conversation, you and i have known this day was coming for 20 years or more, the last pure hero on the planet. >> brian, he is indeed the last pure hero. if he were here to talk to us, he would say that he wasn't a hero in the conventional sense, he wasn't a saint, wasn't a philosopher. he was a pragmatic politician. there's a lesson for all of us in that he had one great go
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
. it will go into effect january 13th. >>> president obama will join world leaders in south africa next week to pay tribute to nelson mandela. there's been a tremendous outpouring of apexfollowing the accident accident affection for a man. >> reporter: the memory of nelson mandela is burning brightly. south africans are starting ten days of good-byes. americans are feeling the loss. >> from ohio and here at this time is overwhelming. >> reporter: at the embassy in washington hundreds are coming to pay their respects. >> i'm not sure obama would be president without mandela. >> everybody has united today. >> reporter: uniting his nation after apartheid was his mission. when he brought his white jailers to his presidential inauguration in 1994 colin powell was there. >> he said let's reach out and show love and reconciliation. he kind of reminds me in the experience of the united states he's our washington and our lincoln and martin luther king all rolled in one. >> hillary clinton was at the inauguration struck by how mandela managed two lives at once. >> a lawyer and a freedom figh
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 3:30pm PST
,would you? >>> good evening from south africa. president obama will begin making his way here to south africa tomorrow. to attend tuesday's public memorial service for nelson mandela. for three days now, south africans have been honoring and celebrating the man who helped unlock racist suppression and led his nation into democracy. it was a day of prayer and reflection. richard engel is also in johannesburg tonight and has this report. >> reporter: south africans let the holy spirit overwhelm them. they came to pray here because nelson mandela prayed here. fire master tom was growing up. mandela was in prison. they met only after he walk free. >> he was a friend. is he blood and flesh like us? because he was so good. >> reporter: for many here, mandela was more than just a prisoner turned president. he taught a lesson. >> we must always be humble, kind, and we huft love each other. >> the love that is everybody. >> reporter: even the u.s. ambassador got into the spirit singing kumbaya. >> it was incredibly powerful. if that singing did not stir your spirit -- >> reporter: this is a ver
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama and first lady departed washington if south africa joined by george w. bush and his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hick. tomorrow's event is held in the soccer stadium where mandela made the last public appearance at the world cup closing ceremony in 2010. the world literally is coming to south africa. 91 heads of state and government, ten former heads of state, and dozens of other v.i.p.'s will join 90,000 regular south africans eager to pay were ares to the man who healed a nation and changed history. security will be tight. flight restrictions and thousands of police officers will be on duty at the stadium. crowds continue to gather outside his home. strangers hugged, swept up them motion. this woman brought her daughters and granddaughters so they could celebrate the man who brought down apartheid. >> we could have had a revolution. and here we are, now, living happily together, which is a miracle and it is all due to madiba. >> there will an memorial service at the national cathedral on wednesday but at president biden will be the one delivering
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
contrast to the president of south africa, jacob zuma who spoke just after president obama. when jacob zuma took to the stand, the crowd responded with cheers and boos. >> happening in south africa today. thank you bill whitaker. thousands of south africans are gathered to watch the service. mark phillips is at orlando stadium. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. orlando is a different morning. a little rain or a lot of rain is not going to keep people away today. there was the official ceremony, of course, which president obama spoke and other world leaders and now the president of south africa. there were other unofficial ceremonies and the people were determined to be part of a little rain or a lot of rain. it's not going to keep it away. they formed at venues like this one. parade around the country set up as people gather. it's part of the acceptability of this man and the ceremony that was put together. nelson mandela was famous for leading the liberation struggle here, but also, perhaps even more for bringing the country together after the end of the apartheid. the c
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
, you are looking at pictures from gentleman chanceburg. president obama eulogized the former south african president comparing nelson mandela to gandhi and martin luther king jr. and abraham lincoln. >> obama also recalled how mandela influenced hip -- him. >> over 30 years ago while a student i learned of nelson mandela and the struggles taking place in this beautiful land. it stirred something in me. it won't be up to my responsibility for others and myself and sent me on a journey that finds me here today. >> impressive mix of royalty, statesmen and celebrities in attendance with a list running from afghan president karzai to zimbabwe's president. again, we are looking at pictures seen from johannesburg as memorial continues for nelson mandela. >> we have new details of the after school worker at a catholic school in hayward facing charges of molesting a student. the 29-year-old mia cummings is accused of having a two-year long sexual relationship with a student going when he was 12. she was at the all saints catholic school since 2005 and now is in jail. her sister said she con
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
ofthousands of people and several world leaders including president obama honoring nelson mandela in south africa. you're looking at live pictures from the world cup soccer stadium in sew wee toe. the people who braved the weather danced and sang in the rain today. during the speech, president obama urged to world to act on mandela's legacy. >> around the world today, men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs and are still persecuted for what they look like and how they worship and who they love. that is happening today. >> first lady michelle obama along with former presidents george w. bush, carter and bill clinton accompanied the president to the funeral this morning. the south african embassy in washington, d.c. will also hold a memorial service for the late leader this week and a group of bay area kids were invited to sing this week. kpix 5's christin ayers introduces us to the choir. >> reporter: as beautifully as he sings for oakland's pacific boy choir academy, eighth grader aaron sanchez speak just as beautifully about the moment he found out that nels
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> mike viqueria our white house correspondent thank you very much. >> all righty. >> president obama is heading to south africa to head the delegation hong honoring former president nelson mandela. with him are first lady michelle obama and presidents clinton and carter are expected to attend the services. george h.w. bush will be the only living u.s. president who will not be in attendance. the town where the former president grew up, workers are setting up a massive dome ahead of the state funeral which takes place on sunday. nelson mandela will lie in state at pretoria. from wednesday through sun. desmond tutu, the nelson mandela center, hosting a service to celebrate the iconic leader. as allen schauffler, reports: >> this is nelson mandela square one of the tribute sites set up around this country. it is also the heart of high end retail in johannesburg in one of the richest districts in this country. and as we found out today, many of the people who work in this neighborhood as you might expect live in a very different world. mandela square mall in santon, some of the most expensi
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
. also right now, president obama heading to south africa where crowds are mourning and celebrating nelson mandela. we'll have a live report on the president's expected role in tomorrow's public memorial service. >>> and right now, 85-year-old merrill newman resting at his home in california after spending more than a month in captivity in north korea. he's also sharing new details about his ordeal, including the menu. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. it doesn't seem to matter where you are in the united states today. we all have one thing in common. pretty much miserable weather. if you're headed to the airport, pag your patience. more than a thousand flights already have been canceled today. on the roads, it's no better. this was the scene in yonkers, outside new york city. police say 30 people were injured in a 24-plus car pile-up on the bronx river parkway late last night. one reminder, falling ice posing a huge threat. a sheet of melting ice fell to the ground in plano, texas, damaging at least eight parked cars. thankfully no people were on street at th
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
, president obama and the first lady leave today to attend if memorial for nelson mandela in south africa. it will be one of the largest gatherings of the national dignitaries in years. alphonso van marsh is in south africa with a preview. alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as you mentioned authorities are rushing to prepare for that massive memorial that will be held tomorrow at the stadium. now, that stadium holds some 95,000 people, but authorities are bracing to see a whole lot more. south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll attend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also be in attendance along with 50 heads of state, making it one of the world's largest gathers in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the national task force says the country is prepared for keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been set in place around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believ
KRON
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
president obama shaking hands with cuban communist leader. and the current south african president getting booed when he went to speak. you can also download our news app free. and follow us on our facebook and twitter pages. happening now, fire crews are * still on the scene of a recycling warehouse fire. this is happening at the "recology" recycling warehouse in san francisco. that's where we find kron four's yoli aceves. yoli, this fire has been burning since last night? >>: you don't see that it spoke coming out of the warehouse. this is where everyone dropped their garbage they don't fit into these warehouses and it was here where the fire started. what is sure you some video of when the fire was active. is it a smoke coming out of the warehouse. there were able to quickly get out here and deal. it was on contained to the warehouse in never spread outside. there was a lot of smoke and area. this seems like the neighborhoods behind hair and were saved. it was a very minor injury. at this point, they're just mopping its up. they will be out here for quite a few hours. about thre
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
astonishingly brave leaders. obama (south africa this morning with his wife michelle. bushng him was george w. and his wife. former president bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de jimmyo. former president carter also plans to attend. president h w bush is the only former president not attending. he is no longer able to travel. upset with the president. they covered my mental health for the first few meetings i had. walking in the and a woman was among the press people. "no one ever covers my meetings." she said "it is just not a sexy issue." tour the country. we passed the mental health systems act of 1980. then as jimmy says, he was on build -- involuntarily retired from the white house. carter, lady rosalynn tonight at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span3. also c-span radio and www.c- span.org. >> remarks now from israeli foreign minister avigdor lieberman. he comments on the current is really palestinian peace talks, the u.s. role in the process. the foreign minister was interviewed friday by washington post reporter david ignatius at a forum hosted by the brookings
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
carter and obama. >> right. now, president obama in south africa today also shook hands with robert is even hugs the president. do you think all this was planned? was it by design that he shook the hands with him? >> well, i mean i think it would have been hard to avoided these figures and there are probably many other hands he shook that you haven't mentioned. what that would have sent a much stronger message, and one that he did not want to send. with the brazilian president in particular, yes, the spying scandal and revelations have hurt relations, but i think there's a recognition in washington, that she has to respond the way she did. she has domestic concerns of her own, and it struck me watching the body language, that it isn't personal between them. i think they chatted and i think there's a feeling that that rift will with mended at some point. although it's very real for the moment. >> but obama doesn't always make any efforts a lot of effort to hide his discomfort around trip the russian leader vladimir putin. we all remember the image of the two of them at the g.a. summi
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